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FOTOGRAFIE of urban and rural
spaces and landscapes


visual reflections on the human
relationship with our environment

 




i am a german photographer, artist, communication designer and motion designer based in berlin and barranquilla.


i am open for commissions and collaborations
 
write me a mail i am looking forward to getting in touch with you!


contact@msystermans.com
@marvin.systermans

0177 7169774

about

In my work I am reflecting on the human relationship with our environment, our urban and rural habitats and the socio-cultural and structural processes of change that shape them. My photographs are documents of the conditions we create for our coexistence, of the traces we leave in the landscapes that sorround us and the consequences of human action for nature. My visual language is characterized by an alternation between landscape photography of vast spaces and pointed details I encounter within them. On extensive forays through urban and rural spaces I connect to the regions and places I am creating work on. 
I always strive to expand, develop and refine my work by adapting my visual language to every new body of work I engage with and by working in collaboration with artists, researchers and creators from other disciplines. 



university

2016–2019
M.A. Integrated Design at HfK Bremen. Prof. Peter Bialobrzeski and Prof. Andrea Rauschenbusch. Photography and Graphic Design

2011–2016
B.A. Communication Design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle S. Graphic Design, Tyography and Photography

Solo Exhibitions

Oct. 2021
Letters from Nahariya Exhibition in the public space around the marketplace in the Nahariya settlement. Berlin, Germany

Dec. 2019
Concrete Discontinuities,
Narratives of Dwelling
and Becoming in the Urban. An exhibition in collaboration with artist and photographer Raisa Galofre, developed in the framework of the BangaloREsidency with Goethe Institut Bangalore and IIHS. Shown at IIHS City Campus. Bangalore, India

Sep.–Nov. 2019
State of the Region
Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen.
Bremen, Germany


Apr. 2019
State of the Region
Galerie Flut.
Bremen, Germany


Group Exhibitions
(selection)


Nov. 2021
Translocal
In the framework of the Momentography
of a Failure
project. Initiated and founded
by Nafiseh Fathollahzadeh.
At Das Schaubüdchen. Bochum, Germany


Oct.–Dez 2021
Endless Summer
At the GG3 (Group Global 3000)
Gallery for sustainable art in Berlin.
Berlin, Germany


Mar.–Nov. 2020
RAW Phototriennale
Under the Title: “Changing Realities” Focus: Heimat. At Barkenhoff (Heinrich-Vogeler-Museum). Worpswede, Germany

Apr.–Jun 2020
Zuhause
Vonovia Award for Photography.
Artmuseum Bochum.
Bochum, Germany


Sep.–Oct. 2020
Different States
Photography and Graphics in Sarajeco,
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Galerie Mitte. Bremen, Germany


Nov.–Dez. 2020
Münzenbergforum
Kunstwettbewerb
EMOP Berlin.
Winning bodies of work from the
Münzenbergforum Art Award.
Berlin, Germany


Jun. 2019
Horizonte Zingst
Environmental Photography Festival.
Zingst, Germany


Mar.–Oct. 2019
Die Andere Sicht
Wendener Hütte.
Wenden, Germany


Mar.–May 2018
Die Andere Sicht
Osthaus Museum.
Hagen, Germany


Apr.–May 2018
Between the Lines
Photography and Reflections
from Belfast
Galerie Mitte.
Bremen, Germany

grants

2021
Neustart Kultur Stipend program of VG-Bild. Research and Pre-production of a new body of work on the complex human relationship with water

2021
Project Funding by the “Dezentrale Kulturarbeit” Tempelhof-Schöneberg. Letter from Nahariya

2021
Berlin Global Art Stipend. Global exchange stipend by the Federal State of Berlin. Urban Collab. Project

2020–2021
Project Funding by the Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen. Temporarily Closed

2019
BangaloREsidency Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan. Hosted by the IIHS Bangalore Institute. In collaboration with the artist and photographer Raisa Galofre

2019
BFF Neuer Förderpreis Scholarship and Award from the BFF. State of the Region

Awards and Shortlists
(selection)


2020
Arabic Divan
Echando Pa’lante
Shortlist
.

2020
Lucie Foundation
Echando Pa’lante
Finalist Open Call “You, Me, We”.
Published in the Musée Magazine


2020
Münzenbergforum
Echando Pa’lante
Awarded 
Münzenbergforum Photo Award


2020
Vonovia Photo Award
TXL, Last Call Berlin
Shortlist
.

2020
GETXO Photo
Concrete Discontinuities
Nominated
.

2019
Vonovia Photo Award
Informal Immobilia
Shortlist
.

2019
Canon New Talent 
State of the Region
Finalist
.

2018
Münzenbergforum
TXL, Last Call Berlin
Awarded
Münzenbergforum Photo Award


2017
Felix Schoeller
Photography Award
Bitterfeld-Wolfen
Shortlist
.

2017
Sony World
Photography Award
Glaube, Sitte, Heimat
Shortlist
.

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